TARA MCDONALD

TARA MCDONALD

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Tara McDonald

TARA McDONALD VOTED THEBEST VOICE OF 2010” DANCE SCENE. Awarded by the magazine “OnlyForDj”, Tara is one of the most successful vocalists in the world, with more than 253 performances around the world in a year.

The Queen of clubs !

As a child of 12, she performed in Holland on stage with film legend, Audrey Hepburn, after winning an international singing competition for England. Her parents were fearful of the huge pressure on a 12 year old, so put her career on hold. ’Tara McDonald was born to sing, her voice can cover a huge range of the music spectrum. She has appeared with many of the music giants of rock and pop (Bryan Ferry, Roger Walters ‘Pink Floyd’, Andy Taylor ‘Duran Duran’, Jocelyne Brown, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr…)

253 performances gigs in 2010 !

Tara is an amazingly talented vocalist and songwriter and demonstrates this through her collaborations of worldwide hits. The voice of ‘My My My’ (US dance music legend Armand Van Helden) yes, these are her vocals. This is one of the songwriters and vocalists most recognized and requested tracks by the electro-dance world. Tara is also the vocalist and co-writer of ‘Feel the Vibe’ (Swedish house ‘Mafia’ producer Axwell), Get Down’ (Todd Terry) and ‘Delirious’ (David Guetta, the most bankable Dj in the world this year) and numerous other hits. She was also signed for 2 tracks on the album ‘Pop Life’! David enthused ‘she can give real authenticity to house music ’

The House Music Diva has hits that have flown into the top 10 in international charts and are still played on radio since … 2008! Suddenly, everyone wants the voice! Tara’’s collaborations can very quickly ignite careers: all the greatest DJ’s are vying for her to sing and write with them as a guarantee of success.

‘She can give real authenticity to house music ’ (David Guetta)

She has also worked with Joey Negro, Nervo, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Mowgli, TV Rock, Funkerman and signed with the Ministry Of Sound/Hed Kandi. Tara was resident singer for Hed Kandi in Ibiza 2009 and 2010, hang on, here! The success helping Tara, is being one of the most requested artistes on the international scene and on festivals linked with more than 253 shows in 2010! A record for a vocalist on the dance scene.

This Queen of clubs has been named in January 2011 ‘the best voice of the Year 2010’ with 26.77% of the votes by ’onlyforDJ’S’ magazine’, the leading magazine on culture and club DJs. After organizing a huge vote to elect the best of the year from over a hundred different countries, people voted to elect the best of the best! Tara says,‘this is the first time, besides the success over the past few years, that I have been rewarded for my work. It’s a huge pleasure and privilege to be voted winner of this competition ahead of fellow nominees: Dragonette (Martin Solveig, 25.12%), Luciana (22.96%), Amanda Wilson (12.87%) and Shawnee Taylor (12.24%) …’ A well-deserved reward for one who has recently been dubbed by the magazine FHM ‘The white singer with the black voice’.

HOT NEWS

The most bankable producers of the dance scene are not mistaken. This award is associated mostly with the largest producers of the dance scene. Since then, a new track: ‘Set me on Fire’ with the great Sidney Samson, is out now and already ranks in the top of the dance charts. It is rumoured, another ‘sexy’ track, see ‘Very Sexual’, with Sidney is expected in the coming months with – it appears – a breathtaking videoshoot, this should be a bombshell in the media, ‘Dynamite’ apparently. Yes, sexy Tara … but also so very talented.

We also spoke about a track already in full production with the magic duet of Roger Sanchez/Duane Harden to whom we owe, amongst others,‘Love Generation’ that propelled Bob Sinclar to the rank of international stardom! And a solo album planned for 2012 with some unexpected artistic collaborations. What surprises. Electro pop the album. Sexy. Chic. Sensual. A bit trashy. ‘Delirious’, indeed! Finally !

DISCOGRAPHY

2011

PANDEMONIUM

DAVID GUETTA & AFROJACK FEAT TARA MCDONALD

FMIF 2011 IBIZA COMPILATION

EMI RECORDS

DYNAMITE //

TARA MCDONALD VS SIDNEY SAMSON

2011 SPINNIN REOCRDS

Co written by Tara McDonald

SET ME ON FIRE //

SIDNEY SAMSON & TARA MCDONALD

2011 SPINNIN RECORDS

Co Written by Tara McDonald

2010

THE GRAND/WERE NOT LONELY //

SHERRY FLAVOUR & TARA MCDONALD

2010 Selekted Records

Co Written by Tara McDonald

TOMORROW (GIVE INTO THE NIGHT) //

Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Dada Life & Tara McDonald

2010 Smash The House

Co written by Tara McDonald

BEATS FOR YOU //

MISCHA DANIELS & TARA MCDONALD

2010 Armada Music

Co Written by Tara McDonald

CAN’T STOP SINGING //

Mowgli & Tara McDonald

2010 Data records

Co written by Tara McDonald

I’M YOUR GODDESS //

David Vendetta V Tara McDonald featuring Alim.

2010 Paradise Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

ELEVATED //

TV Rock & Tara McDonald

2010 Neon records

Co written by Tara McDonald

LA LA LAND //

Joey Negro & Tara McDonald

2010 Blanco Negro Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

2009

SHAKE IT //

Lee Cabrera V Thomas Gold & Tara McDonald

2009 CR2 Records

2008

LOVE CRAZY //

Warren Clarke & Tara McDonald

2008 Hed Kandi

Co written by Tara McDonald

DELIRIOUS //

David Guetta feat. Tara McDonald

2008 EMI Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

(From the album “Pop Life”)

YOU’RE NOT ALONE //

David Guetta

2008 EMI Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

(From the album “Pop Life”)

2007

PLAY ON //

Todd Terry Allstars feat. Tara McDonald

2007 Strictly Rhythm Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

GET DOWN //

Todd Terry Allstars feat. Tara McDonald

2007 Strictly Rhythm Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

TAKE ME I’M YOURS & LET ME IN //

Stonebridge

2007 Stoneboy Records

Co written by Tara McDonald

(From the album “Music Takes Me”

2006

MY MY MY (FUNKTUARY) //

Armand Van Helden feat. Tara McDonald

2006 Southern Fried Records

2005

FEEL THE VIBE (TIL THE MORNING COMES) //

Axwell feat. Tara McDonald

2005 Data Records/MOS

Co written by Tara McDonald


WORLDWIDE

BILLBOARDS // CHARTS

‘my my my’, Armand Van Helden Feat. Tara McDonald

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TOP#12 UK Single Charts (2004)

TOP#4 Australian Single Charts (2004)

TOP #5 Dutch Single Charts (2004)

TOP#5 Belgium Single Charts (2004)

TOP#7 Norweigen Single Charts (2004)

TOP#5 Danish Single Charts (2004)

TOP#2 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart

‘Delirious’, David Guetta and Tara McDonald for Guetta’s third album, Pop Life (2007)

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TOP#2 Belgium Single Charts (2008)

TOP#4 Romanian Singles Charts (2008)

TOP#9 French Sincle Charts (2008)

‘Feel the vibe’, Axwell Feat. Tara McDonald

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TOP #16 UK Single Charts (2006)


THEY COMMENTED ABOUT HER ENTHUSIASTICALLY

’The white singer with the black voice’ (FHM)

‘She can give real authenticity to house music ’ (David Guetta)

‘She is a tigress on stage, Really ! She always gives a professional and assured performance !’ (David Guetta)

‘She has absolutely everything, the whole package! The voice, the charisma, the attitude,the stage presence and the professionalism (…) she is an amazing performer.’ (Bryan Ferry)

‘The chic sexbomb of electro music’ (Playboy)

’She has the gift to push a project beyond its limits.’ (David Vendetta)

‘Beware, this singer is talented !’ (Time Out)

‘The most glamorous singer of the scene dance ’ (Pacha Magazine)

‘Tara brings the whole pop vibe to a project and a keen edge, to take

a track to the next level.’ (Todd Terry)

‘Pop Life is my favorite album of the moment’ (Madonna, 2008)


TARA IN 10 EXPRESS QUESTIONS

- You come across an extraterrestrial, he says to you: “who are you?” What would you reply?

I would be so exicted I think this is the one time in my life when I would have nothing to say…shocker!

- If you were for sale in a sex shop, what would you be?

A mail order sex doll, have you seen the ones that look eerily human ? They feel real to the touch and people sprecify exactly how they want the doll to look. Then I could be dressed up in fabulous clothes and shoes…like a sex Barbie !

- What amuses you mostly?

How bad my jokes are, when I try and be funny I’m terribe!

- Are you happy with your appearance?

No, maybe because I’m a Virgo and when ever I look in the mirror all I see are the flaws :

- Have you more qualities than defects?

On the whole yes

- Do you like yourself?

Sometimes. This is mostly after I see a picture thats been heavily photoshopped !

- Who did you want to look like, when you were very young?

Barbie, I was obsessed with that toy

- What nickname do you hate most?

Something along the lines of Ronald McDonalds love child and Old MacDonald had a farm (bad childhood memories to both)

- What has life taught you?

To not take things for granted

- What is your favourite expression ?

« Just in case » I say this all the time, constantly worry about things, just in case has saved the day on many an occasion. My ability to always imagine the worse possible outcome means I’m always very prepared


IF TARA WAS…

- A defect ?

Talk to much, especially early in the morning.

- An accident?

Road block

- A perversion?

I have to admit I am slighty twisted

- A weapon?

My long and very strong hair jet black hair!

- A torture

Talking too much…yet again…sorry!

- An insult?

I would never be so rude. Really.

- A vice ?

Food all types. Basically everything that is fattening I love. If I wasn’t constantly on a diet I would be as big as a house right now !

- A disease?

Something very contagious/outragious…maybe you’d be covered in rainbow flagged skin & free entry to gay bars

- A poison ?

Deadly melodies

- A breakdown ?

publicly, whilst break dancing.

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